With an appetite for the gliding, glassy indie-pop of artists like Aurora and Lana Del Rey and the Distorted Menace of Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, Billie Eilish listens to music the way that most watch movies, entirely undefined by genre. This bleeds through into her own unique style of music, calling out lyrics with a mix of heartbreak and damaged indifference. Born and raised in Los Angeles by two actor/musician parents, Billie Eilish grew up surrounded by art. She began singing in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus when she was 8 years old. Now at the “seasoned” age of 15, Billie has begun releasing her own original material, produced and co-written by her older brother Finneas O’Connell (of The Slightlys). With songs like “Fingers Crossed”, telling an apocalyptic tale of a virus outbreak and the song “Ocean Eyes” calling out to a lost love, Billie’s voice and perspective roams far beyond her years in it’s emotion and power.
Bellyache is her latest single. The song is sung from the viewpoint of a serial killer and the video is directed by Miles Cable and AJ Favicchio.
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